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Baker-Richardson Seals Bluebirds Move

8 October 2020

A photo of Courtney Baker-Richardson
Courtney Baker-Richardson

David Dunn has moved to strengthen his attacking options with the signing of highly-rated former Swansea City striker Courtney Baker-Richardson.

The powerful and athletic forward began his career with Coventry City and graduated from their Academy to make a debut for the Sky Blues in the FA Cup against Hartlepool United in 2013.

Following his release from City, the hard-working front man kickstarted his career in non-league with a prolific spell on the books at Leamington where his 20 goals helped fire the club to promotion in 2016/17.

His form attracted many admirers, but he eventually agreed terms over a move to Swansea City, jumping six divisions to make the switch to the Premier League.

Baker-Richardson made a First Team breakthrough with The Swans in 2018/19, scoring four goals in nine starts for the South Wales outfit and 21 appearances in total.

The 24-year-old spent time on loan with League One side Accrington Stanley during 2019/20 but his stay there was cut short by injury and then the coronavirus pandemic before his release from Swansea in the summer.

Charlton Athletic took him on trial during pre-season and other clubs showed an interest too, but David Dunn has moved quickly to persuade Baker-Richardson that his future lies at Barrow.

He has been handed squad number 23 and will go straight in to contention for a Bluebirds debut this weekend when we host Leyton Orient at The Progression Solicitors Stadium.

 


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